Want to Avoid Unexpected LTL Fees? Here’s How!

Written by Mike Osborne on . Posted in Pro Tips

Looking for an easy way to reduce unexpected LTL fees and charges?

Include your product NMFC code in the product description on your Bill of Lading (BOL).

 LTL Carriers are more likely to re-classify the product being shipped if the NMFC code is not listed on the BOL – resulting in higher freight charges and fees.

If you don’t know the NMFC codes for your product(s), you can locate them in the National Motor Freight Classification Book.  You can either purchase a book from NMFTA.org for a nominal fee or contact your logistics solutions provider for assistance.

Follow this tip and you’ll prevent re-classification fees and unexpected increases in freight rates.